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Finances & Dentures

Missing teeth can lead to issues such as shifting and bone loss, as well as struggles with chewing and speaking. Here, our Langley dentists talk about the different types of dentures that can help prevent oral health issues from developing and the finances related to this tooth replacement option.

Is there more than one type of denture?

Did you know that there is actually more than one type of denture to choose from?

The three types of dentures that you will hear about are complete, partial, and implant-supported dentures. The cost of each type will vary.

Complete dentures are the type of dentures designed to replace a whole set of teeth on your top or bottom jaw. Because these cover more of your mouth, they will cost more than partial dentures.

Partial dentures are a type of denture that will only replace either one tooth or a few missing teeth in a row. These only replace one or a few missing teeth which usually makes them cost less than other types.

Implant-supported dentures are anchored in the mouth by surgically placed dental implants. This type of denture usually costs the most as there are extra costs associated with the implant itself.

What are dentures made of?

There are a number of different types of materials that dentures can be made of. The cost can be much higher if you choose to have fully customized and high-quality dentures. 

Most patients believe that, despite the cost of customized and high-end dentures, it is worth it for the fit, functionality, and aesthetic. You’ll have multiple fitting sessions before and after receiving your custom dentures to make sure they fit as they should.

Are dentures fitted in a single visit?

There are two types of fittings for complete dentures. Immediate dentures are placed on the same day your extractions are performed, in some cases only as temporary placeholders until your conventional dentures are ready. Conventional dentures are permanent dentures which are made from impressions of your mouth. Immediate dentures are prepared and fitted on the same day as your extraction.

While immediate dentures allow a patient to avoid going without teeth for an extended period of time, they also may require a number of fittings if chosen as a long-term tooth replacement.

What other costs might you have with dentures?

Apart from the dentures themselves, there can be extra costs that come along with the process of getting dentures that you should be aware of.

Many times a patient will be in need of dental procedures prior to being fitted with dentures. This can include surgically extracting the remaining teeth or reshaping the jawline. These types of appointments will have expenses.

Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.

Do you have missing teeth that need replacing? Request an appointment with our Langley dentists to talk about dentures.

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